How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

Galileo established relativity, and Einstein developed the laws of special relativity to more fully explain physics. A brief video explains how special relativity relates to electromagnetism. Through simple illustrations, complex concepts become understandable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Build an electromagnet in class
  • Connect the positively charged cat to a cation
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of magnets and electricity
Pros
  • Includes links for those wishing to learn more
  • Provides closed captioning in 15 languages for visual learners
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classrooms
Cons
  • None